Public Health

Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In New Orleans?

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021
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Quick Digest: 

  • As of February 5th, Louisiana administered 398,312 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lousiana is projected to reach herd immunity by July 2021.
  • New Orleans is currently in phase 1b of vaccine distribution, which allows health care workers, people in nursing facilities, and people over 70 to be vaccinated.
  • New Orleans will expand vaccinations to people eligible in phase 1b, tier 2 soon, which will allow essential workers to be vaccinated as well.


What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine in New Orleans

The COVID-19 vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech were granted emergency use authorization from the FDA in December 2020. Below we highlight some important information about the COVID-19 vaccines: 

  • Both vaccines were over 94% effective in preventing COVID-19 in large scale clinical trials.
  • Both vaccines were made with mRNA; this type of vaccine CANNOT give you COVID-19 and will not alter your DNA.
  • Both vaccines require two doses to create a robust immune response. The Pfizer doses should be administered about 21 days apart and Moderna doses should be administered 28 days apart.
  • Your second dose should be the same brand as the first dose.
  • Vaccines become fully effective about 10 days after the second dose; however, it is still highly important to continue social distancing and mask-wearing even after being vaccinated.


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Mira Research Team

The Mira Research team conducts original data and medical research on the most applicable topics of today and translates them into easy-to-understand articles to educate the public. Each of our articles is carefully reviewed and curated with interviews and opinions from medical experts, public health officials, and experienced administrators. The team has educational backgrounds from New York University, the University of Virginia, more.

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